Archive for the 'Computers/Tech' Category

Blender Conference, Day 1

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

So I’m in Amsterdam for the Blender Conference.  It’s currently the second day of the conference and this is the largest B-conf yet.  There were 150 registrants and the new venue is fantastic.  I believe that they are recording each of the presentations being made.  Hopefully the will be posted on or Blender Nation [...]

FlowPlayer Gets a New Logo

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Recently, we (Hand Turkey, that is) finished creating a logo for the developer of FlowPlayer. FlowPlayer really is quite sweet. It’s a Flash video player that you can embed in your website to play FLV files (and high quality h.264 files once Adobe releases a new version of their Flash player). And the best thing [...]

Fweeb in 3D World!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Check it out! In the October issue of 3D World, they did a short little review on the Advanced Blender Fluids training DVD that Hand Turkey produced with CmiVFX. It got an 8 out of 10! And they spelled my name correctly. Woohoo! This deserves an exploding bathtub (seen to the left). Okay, so it’s [...]

I Love Living in The Future

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

I’m in the process of clearing out some of the tabs in my browser that I’ve been saving for the last few weeks. Here are some incredible pieces of tech that will be [hopefully] in our hands in the relatively close future: 32GB on an SD card – Toshiba announced late last month that they [...]

SIGGRAPH ’07 Recap

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Alright, so it’s been a couple of weeks since I got back from this year’s SIGGRAPH conference and I’ve thusfar posted nothing about it. Well, get your readin’ glasses ready; here’s a massive recap of all the coolness that was had. Before starting, though, I have to say that San Diego is an awesome town. [...]

SIGGRAPH 2007: Wooha!

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Just dropping a quick note to gloat to everyone that I’m at SIGGRAPH in San Diego right now.  There are a lot of cool things planned and I have a presentation on Wednesday.  Hopefully, in the next few days, I’ll be making more posts. Wheeeeee!

Red Hat 2007

Monday, July 16th, 2007

As you may have read on sheep-dot or the Hand Turkey Studios website, I recently taught again at Red Hat High in Raleigh, North Carolina.  An article about it that I wrote for Blender Nation has just been published.  I love the concept of this camp and I hope that I’ll be asked to continue [...]

Getting Dragged into Social Networks

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

…kicking and screaming, well sort of. A few months back, Hand Turkey gained a presence on MySpace. We were fighting a losing battle against social networks and we ultimately caved to the “go where the people are” rule. Each studio member got an account and the studio itself got a page. At this point, I [...]

Interesting Links…

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

I’ve had a couple tabs open in Firefox for a while now and it’s time for me to clear them out by posting them here and sharing them with you all. Human Pixel Perform Huge Real-Time Animation – That’s right, this Samsung-sponsored dance troupe of [some large number of] people actually perform like a live [...]

Kinetic Sculpture

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Alright… now this is just incredibly awesome. The good folks at the World Artist Network pointed me to a video of some work by a Dutch artist named Theo Jansen. This guy has apparently been doing some incredible things with wind-powered kinematic sculptures. Being an engineering-minded art guy (one that’s all about stuff that moves) [...]